Weaving, Waves, Watercolour, and a Woman with a Gun
Announcing the September Exhibition at . signifier . six . shot . gallery .
KK Sharma on ‘from Pen-y-Cil’
…island of the tides
where ebb and flow mingle
and smoke spray dies
over cut-wire cliffs…
Signifier’s Six Shot is a new online gallery that showcases just six images by each artist. These images are linked in an understandable way — perhaps from the same project, series or dealing with related subjects. They may be linked by aesthetics, techniques, processes, philosophies, formal or conceptual elements. The accompanying statement by the artist may not necessarily explain the work but will help build a deeper and more meaningful engagement with it.
Recently published in Signifier:
The Art of Weaving Past into Future
Perhaps Hosteen Klah wouldn’t have thought of himself as an artist. He was a skilled singer of traditional healing songs, practitioner of herbal medicine, maker of ceremonial sand paintings — a great shaman. He was also expert in various Navajo weaving techniques. In fact, it seemed he mastered anything he turned his ambidextrous hands to.…
The Self, the Hare, and the Hands
Albrecht Dürer was a precocious talent and whilst still in his teens produced drawings that masters would try to outbid each other for, so they could learn by copying his mark-making techniques. He went on to become one of the first celebrities of art and made his name into a recognisable ‘brand’, prominently signing his work with his ‘AD’ logo.…
She Had Her Gun All Ready
Wearing her specially designed shooting suit, French artist Niki de Saint Phalle created a number of works that in addition to being performed ‘actions’ were also part sculpture, part collage, and part painting. Often, the paintings were created in front of a live audience and recorded on film as they were constructed and then shot at, usually with a .22 calibre rifle though pistols were sometimes used...
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